Burma is looking for some credibility – they would like to have normal relations with other countries, more recognition, and preferably some cash from the International Monetary Fund. To get all that the Burmese government has come up with a roadmap to democracy, and this weekend’s elections are part of it. But they are anything but democratic and free. The military will be guaranteed places in parliament and a range of other people won’t be able to stand for election. There will be no international observers. With a history of revolutionary protest movements is revolution a possibility in the face of such a fake democracy? This story features activist Myint Cho, Anthropology Professor Monique Skidmore from the University of Canberra and development worker Lena Weller from the Austrian NGO “Helfen ohne Grenzen”

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